E1803D Compact XY2/100 Scanner Controller

The E1803 controller is not a successor or replacement of the E1701D
Modular Scanner Controller
but an own product with a different area of

Technically it is:

  • An E1701D controller, plus
  • A LP8 Extension, plus
  • A Digi I/O Extension, plus
  • Two analogue 0..10 V outputs, plus
  • A serial RS232/RS485 interface, plus
  • Better performance, plus
  • Scanhead power supply provided via controller

now all incorporated in one compact card.

With all these features it is still a low-cost scanner card which can be used
with all XY2-100 compatible scanheads.

The E1803 Controller provides following general features:

  • Can be used with any scanhead with XY2-100 or XY2-100-E interface
  • 100 Mbit Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 connection
  • Online XYZ grid correction with support for several correction table file formats (like BeamConstruct HD .bco correction files, SCAPS™ .ucf, Scanlab™ .ctb and .ct5,
    Raylase™ .gcd, GSI/CTI™ .xml)
  • Fast online switching between up to 16 grid correction tables
  • 10 microseconds vector cycle time and resolution (microstep period), command
    execution time down to 0,5 microseconds
  • Realtime processing of laser and scanner signals
  • 26 bit internal resolution (for better quality also with 16 or 18 bit hardware output)
  • 512 MByte DDR3 RAM, 1 GHz CPU clock
  • Extremely low power consumption of about 2 W (without scanhead power supply)
  • Internal command and vector data list with more than 20 million entries
  • Continuous list concept, no need to swap between lists
  • BeamConstruct PRO license included
  • Compact size of about 125 mm x 100 mm
  • Quality made in EU/Germany

Beside of that it provides following connectivity features and interfaces:

  • 16 bit XY2-100 interface to scanhead with X, Y and Z channel
  • 18 bit XY2-100-E interface to scanhead with X, Y and Z channel
  • Two laser CMOS level digital outputs for usage with YAG, CO2, IPG™, SPI™ and other compatible laser types (outputs can provide PWM frequency, Q-Switch, FPK-pulse, continuously running frequency, stand-by frequency), running with frequencies up to 20 MHz
  • LP8 8 bit CMOS level parallel digital output e.g. for controlling laser power
  • LP8 latch and Master Oscillator CMOS level digital output for usage with IPG™ and compatible laser types
  • 2x 12 bit 0..10 V analogue outputs e.g. for controlling power of SPI™ lasers
  • 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs can be switched to opto-insulated mode with
    external power supply of up to 24 V
  • 2x2 inputs can be used for 90 degree phase-shifted encoder signals for 1D and 2D
    marking on-the-fly applications
  • Digital inputs can be used to select one of up to 256 stand-alone marking jobs stored on microSD card of baseboard
  • RS232/RS485 serial interface
  • Can be powered with 12..24 V with direct supply to scanhead to save additional wiring
  • Support for Micro-SD and Micro-SDHC cards with up to 32 GByte disk space for stand-alone operations
  • Support for matrix laser/dot peen stand-alone mode with up to two lines of text and up to
    2 MHz dot frequency


E1803D manual containing hardware description as well as programming
extensionboards as well interface specification:e1803_manual.pdf

Drivers and development files (Windows only) when used without BeamConstruct: e1803.exe

Development files (Windows and Linux, no driver required for Linux):
GIT Repository



E1803D™ hardware and design is © by HALaser Systems/OpenAPC Project Group